On Monday, April 4th, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha
Coakley will be at the BBA for Meet
the AG: Criminal Law Priorities for the Second Term,
where guests will have an opportunity to participate in a discussion
and Q&A session on the AG office's criminal law efforts for a
second term, including human trafficking, financial crimes and
public integrity. BBA Week wanted to take this serious topic in a
lighthearted directon, so we are asking:
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If you could choose
one fictional crime fighting character to protect Boston, who would
Colin Zick - Foley Hoag
my research to answer this question, I consulted my two
teenage boys. One suggested Rorschach from the Watchmen
comic book series, as he has been described as "tactically
brilliant, and unpredictable" with good detective skills; the
other suggested Rambo, who needs no further description.
Since I was not completely satisfied with either option, I'll
go with the protector of Sweet Polly Purebred against Simon
Bar Sinister and Riff Raff: Underdog!"
Martha Mazzone - Fidelity
"Is it weird that I am trying to
answer this question seriously? If spies count as
'crime-fighters,' I'd pick Tom Quinn from the BBC show MI-5.
If not, there is Javert from Les Miserables - a bit rigid, at
first, okay, but relentless. Believes in the law but can
recognize when it is immoral. That's what I like in a
Martin A. Oppenheimer - Tufts University
"Boston is much too small a city for a flying or
swinging superhero, like Superman or Spiderman. The
Batmobile would have too hard a time maneuvering the narrow
streets, so that eliminates Batman. Given our history
with the Celtics, I would nominate the "Green Arrow". He
doesn't have superpowers, but he does boast a wide array of
high-tech arrows - perhaps an MIT grad? And, he is a
social activist - perfect for liberal
David Rubin - Nutter McClennen &
"Maxwell Smart, so that he can protect us
from shtarkers and other forces of KAOS."
Lindsey A Burton - Litle & Co,
"I would want Batman to protect Boston,
because he's an ordinary man that goes to extraordinary
lengths to protect the city....It's kind of like what some of
us lawyers do!"
Michael Bozza - Dhar Law,
"Inspector Gadget. This city needs
someone who is versatile, technology-savvy, and impervious to
any sort of corruption. He also brings both a diverse
and capable team to the table. His car is collapsible,
so he would be able to find parking in any neighborhood.
And let's face it, he would totally fit in at any Boston
courthouse with his gray trench coat and hat."